Iyanya Mbuk, Nigerian R&B singer better known as Iyanya, has been granted bail over the car theft allegation brought before a court against him.
TheCable Lifestyle had earlier reported how the singer was arraigned before a high court in Lagos after he was sued by the Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU) Ikoyi for allegedly stealing a car.
On Tuesday, Mobolanle Okikiolu-Ighile, the judge, granted the bail in the sum of N20 million with one surety in like sum.
According to the judge, the surety must own a landed property in Lagos and Iyanya must perfect the bail conditions within seven days or risk being remanded in custody.
In the charges, the police had alleged that Iyanya “dishonestly converted to his use” a company’s black Toyota SUV in an offense punishable under section 285(10) of Lagos’ 2011 criminal law.
While Iyanya pleaded not guilty, Chukwu Agwu, the prosecution counsel, had prayed the court to remand Iyanya, pending the hearing and determination of his bail.
In the wake of the mixed reactions that trailed the car theft allegation, Iyanya had teased Nigerians in general for “liking bad news.”
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